This is the HomePage for THE JESSIE GILBERT VIRTUAL ARCHIVE. See below for details.
The photograph on this page - the iconic photograph of Jessie Gilbert - was taken by John Saunders in 2003.
Welcome to THE JESSIE GILBERT VIRTUAL ARCHIVE
In January 1999, just short of her twelfth birthday, Jessie captured the Women's World Amateur Chess Championship. As a junior and shortly as an adult she went on to become one of Britain's leading players. A brilliant all-round scholar as well as a talented musician, she won a place to study medicine at Oxford, hoping to follow in her mother's footsteps. Her life was cut tragically short in July 2006.
Like many people who knew Jessie only slightly, I was deeply affected by her death. In October last year I published a bibliography of her life, which I advertised in a chess Usenet Group, only to be met with the response "And who,, just might Jessie Gilbert be ...pray tell ??"
Inadequate though it may be, this small collection will ensure that no one need ever ask that question again.
I have indexed all the relevant files chronologically as far as possible, and for the most part one document per Archive page. All the pages can be located via the unique (case sensitive) keyword JessieGilbertVirtualArchive.
January 30, 2010
Chronological Index To THE JESSIE GILBERT VIRTUAL ARCHIVE
This Archive consists largely of short articles that were scanned by me personally; copyright remains with the original author(s) [or whoever holds it at the time of this publication]; they are reproduced here as "Fair use" for the purposes of "criticism, comment...reporting, teaching, scholarship, [AND] research" in compliance with Chapter 1, S107 of the Copyright Law of the United States of America - in which the repository for this Archive is based.
January 30, 2010